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Drugs Worth Over Rs 5 Crore Coming From Manipur Seized In Assam, 1 Arrested

Acting on a tip-off, police intercepted the vehicle at the Lahorijan outpost area on Saturday night.

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Heroin worth more than Rs 5 crore was seized while being transported from Manipur in Karbi Anglong district of Assam and one person was arrested, police said on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off, police intercepted the vehicle at the Lahorijan outpost area on Saturday night.

"After a thorough search of the vehicle, we recovered a huge quantity of drugs, and arrested one peddler, who hails from Manipur," Superintendent of Police Sanjib Kumar Saikia told PTI.

Hailing the police operation, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a post on X said that the police recovered 50 soap boxes, containing 637.28 grams of heroin.

When contacted, a senior Assam Police official said that the total value of the seized drugs will be nearly Rs 5.1 crore as per Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) standards.

-With PTI input

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